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Pirate Queen: The Legend of Grace O'Malley

By Tony Lee
Illustrated by Sam Hart

A captivating retelling of the story of Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen of Ireland.

Grace is a true daughter of the fearsome O’Malley clan, and while still a child she yearns to help her father fight to keep Henry VIII’s invading English armies out of Ireland. But battlefields are not seen as places for women, and for years she must sit idly at home while her father and her husband march off to defend their homeland. When English conspirators brutally murder her husband, though, Grace will remain idle no longer. She herself leads men into battle on the high seas, where her prowess as a sailor and her ability with a sword quickly gain her a reputation as The Pirate Queen of Ireland. But this reputation will place her own life and the lives of her entire family in danger, and will lead her to confront the most powerful woman in England, Queen Elizabeth I.

  • The fourth book in the highly-acclaimed 'Heroes and Heroines' graphic novel series featuring a strong and inspirational female figure.
  • Tony Lee effortlessly mixes historical fact with gripping, fast-paced storytelling in a narrative that is sure to appeal to historical fiction fans.
  • Sam Hart’s dramatic comic book style illustrations brilliantly capture the intensity and the emotion of the story, and will be loved by graphic novel enthusiasts.

About the author

Tony Lee has written for many popular comic books including X-Men, Spider Man, Starship Troopers, Wallace & Gromit and Shrek. His adaptation of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: The Graphic Novel is a New York Times bestseller. Tony is the author of Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood, Excalibur: The Legend of King Arthur and Messenger: The Legend of Joan of Arc, all published by Walker. He has also adapted Anthony Horowitz's bestselling series The Power of Five into graphic novels. Tony lives in London.

About the illustrator

Sam Hart has illustrated many comic books and graphic novels, including Judge Dredd, Starship Troopers and Walker’s Heroes and Heroines series – Outlaw: the Legend of Robin Hood, Excalibur: The Legend of King Arthur and Messenger: The Legend of Joan of Arc. His graphic novel The Coldest City, written by Antony Johnston, has recently been adapted for the screen as Atomic Blonde starring Charlize Theron. He also teaches drawing skills at the AXIS School of Art in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he lives.

ISBN: 9781406347357
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2019
Dimensions: 171 x 247mm, 128pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $22.99
New Zealand RRP: $24.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 28/05/19 at 02:39:29
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